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The Lucha Cantina First Friday Comedy Nite

The Lucha Cantina First Friday Comedy Nite

The Lucha Cantina First Friday Comedy Night
Friday, August 4th, 2023
$10 Cover
Show starts at 7:30pm
Make sure to Call the Lucha Cantina (815-977-4319) during Business Hours or E-mail Josh ( to get a Reservation of a Table. The Show Cover will be added to your Table Check for the Night.
Comics for the Night:
Host: Michael Palmenderi
Feature: Alex Tsakanikas
Feature: Kevin Kellam
Headliner: Jim Flannigan
Comedian Bio’s for the Night:
Host Michael Palmenderi is a Rockford native. He’s a regular with Fats Productions Presents and has performed all over the Midwest, including Tom Foolery Fun Club, On the Fox Comedy Festival, and the Great Spirit Comedy Festival.
Guest Feature Alex Tsakanikas hails from the windy city of Chicago. Having opened for the likes of Angelo Tsarouchas, Pantelis, Jeremy Hotz and many others Alex brings his style of adult absurdism and storytelling to crowds all over North America. You can find him regularly touring the Midwest, or listen to his podcast B.A.D. Shorty.
Main Feature Kevin Kellam has been performing comedy since he was told to not bring up inappropriate topics at the family dinner as a kid. Due to his unique role on air with 101WKQX Radio in Chicago, his comedy has been the warm-up act for the biggest names in alternative music like Twenty-One Pilots, Papa Roach, Panic! At the Disco, and many more. In 2015, he hosted and produced the web series ‘FOURSTAR STAND UPS’ with JBTV Productions. It featured comics who went on to ‘Saturday Night Live’, ‘CONAN’ and more. He currently hosts Sportskeeda Wrestling, where his wrestling fandom has been seen by millions of people around the world. Kellam is also on-air weekdays for Rockford’s 104.9 ‘The X’ and Springfield’s 97.7 QLZ. This wrestlemaniac also hosts content for Sportskeeda, the number 1 sports app in India.
Headliner Jim Flannigan is a Chicago native and a favorite at comedy clubs across the country. Flannigan has made a name for himself headlining clubs and corporate events across the country, while also opening for some of the biggest names in comedy. His debut album, About Time, was recorded in early 2020 at the legendary Zanies in Rosemont, IL, and will be available soon. Recently, Jim has made appearances on the ABC, WGN, NBC Sports, IFC network, and many more. He has performed at some of the top comedy festivals in the country, including the Boston Comedy Festival, Gilda’s LaughFest, and The Great American Comedy Festival, honoring the late Johnny Carson. Flannigan is also one of the hosts of the hilarious and informative podcast What Do We Know? w/Hari & Jim, available everywhere, as well as being the co-host of All Over The Place with Pat McGann.


Aug 04 2023


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Lucha Cantina
1641 N Alpine Rd


FATS Productions